Uninvited and Unwelcome: Dealing with Squatters Effectively and Legally

Doug Chasick

Doug Chasick

Doug Chasick, CPM®, CAPS, Adv. RAM, SLE, That Fair Housing Guy™, is the former President of the Fair Housing Institute, Inc. With more than 46 years of investment real estate experience, he began as the Resident Manager of a 524-unit apartment property and has been the President or CEO of five real estate companies, responsible for...
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July 18, 2024
01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT
60 Mins

As property occupancy challenges become increasingly prevalent, it is imperative for property stakeholders to understand their rights, responsibilities, and legal options when faced with squatters. This webinar will provide a deep dive into the legal framework surrounding squatter rights, eviction procedures, and property protections.

You’ll gain insights into identifying early warning signs of potential squatter activity, implementing proactive measures to prevent squatting, and effectively managing squatter incidents if they arise. You’ll learn about the various tactics squatters may employ, as well as best practices for swiftly and legally regaining control of their properties.

In this session, industry expert Doug Chasick, CPM®, CAPS, CAS, SLE will offer valuable guidance on navigating the often complex and emotionally charged process of dealing with squatters. From understanding the nuances of adverse possession laws to leveraging eviction procedures effectively, you’ll will leave with a clearer understanding of your rights and obligations under both landlord/tenant and fair housing law.

Doug’ll provide you with knowledge and tools needed to confidently navigate squatter situations and protect your property interests. Join us for this important session and safeguard your property against the challenges increasingly posed by squatters.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand the legal rights and protections afforded to squatters under relevant laws and regulations.
  • Identify early warning signs of potential squatter activity and implement proactive measures to prevent squatting.
  • Learn about the various tactics squatters may use to gain occupancy and how to effectively counteract them.
  • Gain insight into the eviction procedures specific to dealing with squatters, including documentation requirements and legal timelines.
  • Explore negotiation tactics and alternative dispute resolution methods for resolving squatter incidents peacefully and efficiently.
  • Understand the risks and consequences associated with illegal eviction attempts and how to avoid them.
  • Learn about property security measures and risk mitigation strategies to prevent future squatting incidents.
  • Gain practical knowledge on how to navigate the emotional and logistical challenges of dealing with squatters.
  • Understand the nuances of adverse possession laws and how they may impact property ownership rights.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your rights and obligations as a property owner or manager when faced with squatter situations.

Webinar Highlights

  • Squatter rights and legal protections
  • Early detection and prevention strategies
  • Legal eviction procedures and documentation requirements
  • Negotiation tactics and alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Property security measures and risk mitigation strategies
  • Squatter or trespasser – what’s the difference and does it matter?
  • Fair housing considerations when dealing with a squatter situation

Who Should Attend

  • Regional/Area Managers
  • Community Managers
  • Service Managers/Supervisors
  • Training and HR Professionals.
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